Monday, January 2, 2012

First post for 2012

Happy to be here starting a new year.  There is still not much quilting going on as work and home life have been extra busy.  I do have another of the batik quilts completed and ready to send for a wedding gift to my nephew and his bride. There is also some progress on the Psalms quilt for my niece. The photo of a recently completed project that I have here is a fall table topper called Acorn Crisp. I started this in fall 2010 participating in a Fall-o-ween blog hop with free patterns from different designers. This one is by Kari at New Leaf Stitches. The pattern is even still available here. I think this is the first time I had actually worked with wool and found it quite fun. I have saved alot of wool from previous garment making and hope to make use of more of it.

I had left over pieces.

So I made a mug rug which I'm still using today :-)

No models were included with these photos so I snapped a shot of Ms Bridget this morning. She is not a willing photo subject so she looks a little tense. She is such a beauty to me though so I have to sneak it in every once in awhile anyway!

Another sneak view is of the burrowing owl we go visit when we are out walking on the ranch. He was up the hill from his burrow one afternoon and so I was able to get a picture of him...from a distance with my not so great telephoto lens. We want to see this guy for weeks or months (whatever we can get) so we are careful not to get close and bother him.

I cannot seem to work with Blogger today. So I'll just be content with the fact my pictures are not sideways.
Hope you are all having a happy start to the New Year!


  1. happy new year dear..beautiful table topper..looking so beautiful..
    lovely picture of owl..
    sending you hugs cucki xx

  2. Happy New Year! Love your acorn topper *s*

  3. Acorns remind me of a time as a child picking up acorns that had fallen. They fascinated me. We have acorns here in our front yard but very small ones and not very interesting.

  4. Happy New Year Loris.
    Nice projects.
    that is so neat that you got a picture of an owl. One day I would like to see an owl in our woods.

  5. Seeing the owl picture makes me homesick for Cambria (if I can be homesick for a lovely retreat spot for me). Even more said that we won't be having our annual retreat at Cambria in March so I'll miss the lovely walks through the ranch and seeing you! Love the pictures of your models even if they're not with the quilting endeavors. Happy New Year. Margaret


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